United Airlines Commits to Expanding Use of Aviation Biofuel

By Anna Breuer on 23 May 2019
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IMG_8924United Airlines, which became the first airline to use sustainable aviation biofuel on a regular basis in 2016, said Thursday it had committed to purchasing up to ten million gallons of biofuel over the next two years.

The biofuel is currently used on every flight departing from the airline’s Los Angeles International Airport hub.  The contract is with World Energy, its current supplier.

“Investing in sustainable aviation biofuel is one of the most effective measures a commercial airline can take to reduce its impact on the environment,” said Scott Kirby, the airline’s president.

World Energy’s biofuel is made from agricultural waste and is certified as sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials.

The airline’s current use of biofuel results in a 60% decrease in greenhouse emissions on the flights where it is used.

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